I thought I would stop in and tell you all who won the book Crumb Quilts: Scrap Quilting the Zero Waste Way by Emily Bailey I reviewed on Friday.
The winner was Patty Root. I have sent her an email and am in the process of getting the book sent out to her.
I am totally in the mood this year to tackle all of my totes. All of them are overflowing. I want to make quilts that will use up all the strips, bits and bobs that are near to bursting in those totes.
I’ve pulled all of the books in the house that are good for using up small pieces. I’ve been paging through the books trying to figure out what I want to make. At the top of the list was…the book String Frenzy by Bonnie Hunter.
There are LOTS of quilts I’d like to make in the book (like everyone) but if I focus on using up crumbs, there are two high on my list.
This is Crumble Jumble…that would use up small pieces in the blocks.
There is also Xing! This one uses crumb blocks in the middle of the stars and lots of string pieces.
You can see if I’m trying to use up bits and bobs, that these quilts are perfect.
Sadly before I jump into any projects from the Crumb Quilt book or Bonnie Hunter’s book String Frenzy, I have to finish the longarming on this one…
I need to finish these sting sashings…
and put them together for this quilt.
I also have more blocks that I made that need attention.
The pink ones at the bottom of the photo will go in the quilt above but the rest all need to find their way into a quilt. Hmm.
Who knows…I’m starting to feel myself petering out on this never-ending “use it up” project. I might just set the blocks aside and dive into something else.
I hate putting them aside, but maybe I’d get a little more sewing mojo back if I did. Hmm. I hate more UFOs but…I have to admit I’m a little tired of these colors and the star blocks.
So readers, what would you do? Set these aside and dive into something new or stick to it?? Let a comment in the comment section and let me know.